To help some of Georgia's youngest residents understand the importance of preserving water, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the new Governor's Water Conservation Contest to encourage elementary students to think of creative ways to conserve water by designing a plan that promotes conservation.
GED tests will be given at Altamaha Technical College - Jesup Campus from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3-4. Registration for testing must be done in person in Room 302-B on Monday (8 a.m. to noon), Tuesday (8 a.m. to noon) or Wednesday (8 a.m. to noon or 5-7 p.m.).
Nicole Carter, fourth grade teacher at Waldo Pafford Elementary School, has been named the systemwide 2008-09 Liberty County Teacher of the Year.
The Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper staff for Liberty and other area counties recently demonstrated the impacts of nonpoint source pollution with their EnviroScape model and showed a short video by the Environmental Protection Division on nonpoint source pollution.
This year National Children's Book Week is celebrated Nov.12-18. Take time with your children to enjoy a good book this week, and make sure to stop by your child's elementary or middle school to join in the festivities.
Smiley Elementary School students recently celebrated being "drug free" by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
In a "celebration of excellence" ceremony, Smiley Elementary was recognized as a Georgia Title I Distinguished School.
Two students from Liberty County were named to Armstrong Atlantic State University's president's list for the spring and summer 2007 terms.
Atlanta - Secretary of State Karen Handel has announced the kickoff of the "Georgia Votes" high school voter registration drive. The Secretary of State's Elections Division is partnering with high schools throughout the state to increase awareness about registering to vote and the voting process.
For the first time in its history, Savannah Technical College enrollment has topped 4,000 students, according to the first official accounting for fall quarter 2007 (DTAE 7-day report) that reports enrollment at the state's 33 technical colleges.
The Long County Board of Education conducted their business meeting Oct. 8 and several items of business were addressed:
The Liberty County High School Rotary Interact Club spent part of October "Working Together for the Cure" as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox addressed a crowd who attended the First District Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals this past Wednesday hosted by Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici.
The Midway Middle School Builders Club, an affiliate of the Kiwanis Club of Liberty County, participated in its third annual Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods in their school Oct. 24-26.
The Liberty County School System will host a College Credit Now Day from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 at the Liberty County Board of Education, 200 Bradwell St. in Hinesville.
Local students on Thursday had the opportunity to speak with representatives from 58 colleges and universities from around the Southeast at the annual PROBE College Fair Tour, hosted at Bradwell Institute.
Liberty Elementary held its third annual STEM Night on Sept. 18.
Time Magazine has stirred up a education firestorm with an article highlighting and seeming to endorse Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who want to reform education by smashing teacher tenure.
Liberty County School System employees now have one more reason to look forward to the holidays.
The Village Children's Learning Center celebrated its annual open house Sept. 25.
All Long County schools participated in National School Lunch Week, which took place Oct. 14-17.
Over the past several years, Armstrong State University has increasingly focused on its "military-affiliated" student population – that is, active-duty, reserve and National Guard service-members, retirees, veterans and their families.
Liberty County High School jumped over nearly 40 other schools in a contest to win $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry.
The Liberty County School System held a community forum last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, which included discussion on becoming a charter-school system.
The Liberty County High School FFA chapter volunteered at the Healthy Hinesville 5K on Saturday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit mental-health patients and awareness. FFA members manned the water stations at the quarter and half-way points for the 5K runners.
Coastal Electric Cooperative and its foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $22,000 Wednesday and Thursday to teachers in Bryan, Liberty and McIntosh counties. The winning teachers were caught by surprise when Bright Ideas Prize Patrol members came to their classrooms to present them with giant balloon bouquets, gifts and checks.
Georgia's First Lady, Sandra Deal, stopped by the Liberty County Pre-K Center on Tuesday morning as part of her state-wide tour to promote literacy and celebrate Georgia's Pre-K Month.
Students often are told that education is an investment that will pay off in the future. For 48 Bradwell Institute students, though, time spent studying is beginning to pay off now - quite literally.
Smiley Elementary School recently held its annual Curriculum Day/Picnic for Parents celebration.